NASCAR drivers Kyle Busch and Erik Jones took on the man known as the best asphalt late model racer around and lost. Bubba Pollard, of Senoia, Georgia, took advantage of a late wreck in the Money in the Bank 150 at Berlin Raceway in Michigan to come out on top of one of the more popular short track races in the country.
Per Autoweek.com, Pollard wasn’t concerned with embarrassing NASCAR drivers as much as he just wanted to win, saying,
“I’ve come here trying to win the Battle at Berlin 251 for a couple of years now, and it’s been a struggle. I’ve always enjoyed coming here, and the fans are great. We don’t come to many short tracks that have this many fans. That’s pretty awesome.”
As for the NASCAR boys, Jones’ car was black flagged for a leaky coolant hose and Busch was caught up in the late wreck and finished 7th. Before being black flagged, Jones was considered the favorite after winning the last two big races at the famous Michigan short track, but once he was stopped, he said,
“There was no point in going back out there. It was unfortunate. The car was OK, but not great. I thought we could have salvaged something at the halfway break and made a run of it. It just wasn’t our day.”
No, Erik, it wasn’t. It was Pollard’s day.